ANTHONY BOURDAIN


Personal Work


On June 8th, Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. I thought about it each day as I worked on this illustration. His death has shown that even if you seemingly have it all: a job everyone envies, a collection of best-selling books, a loving family (including a daughter), a lifetime of friends, colleagues, meals and memories from around the world - you can still be driven to take your own life. This has been a poignant reminder that nothing without can replace what’s within, and to nurture myself and those around me.

Thank you, Tony, for a lifetime of inspiration, reflection, and wanderlust.